Goldie Leads Engineering Girls in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Charlotte and Megan Goldie Blox Parade Float

Engineering girls love to create things, design things, make things, and have fun.  Girls of all ages will be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and see a new engineering role model, Goldie.  Goldie is the creation of engineer, Debbie Sterling, that founded the company GoldieBlox, the engineering toy company for girls.


The Goldie Blox float, The Girl Powered Spinning Machine, will feature engineering principles just like the Goldie Blox construction toys and book series, the Spinning Machine, the Parade Float, and the Dunk Tank.

Charlotte and Megan Goldie Blox Parade Float 2

There is a strong message behind the float, girls can design and build their own float.  Girls can design and build almost anything. Little girls need to hear and see Goldie’s message.  We need more girls in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) field to solve so many of the world’s problems.

Last year, FIRST Robotics FRC Teams, Team 1538, The Holy Cows, from San Diego, CA; Team 1477, Texas Torque, from The Woodlands, TX; Team 180, S.P.A.M., from Stuart, FL; Team 16, The Bomb Squad, from Mountain Home, AK; and Team 25, Raider Robotix, from North Brunswick, NJ, led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  FIRST Robotics has done so much to help engineering girls in STEM.

But we have to start younger – it begins with the toys we select for our children and our friend’s children.

Charlotte with GoldieBlox Parade Float

Watch the parade and then go build something!     Happy Thanksgiving to the SolidWorks Community.  Marie



Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard